Maternal and Child Nutrition
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Maternal and Child Nutrition

5 Days Online - Virtual Training

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Introduction 

The objective of the Maternal and Child Nutrition course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to address the nutritional needs of mothers and children. The course aims to raise awareness about the importance of optimal nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood, and to provide participants with evidence-based strategies for improving maternal and child nutrition. By the end of the course, participants should be able to implement effective nutrition interventions, support healthy feeding practices, and contribute to the reduction of malnutrition in mothers and children.

 

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the nutritional requirements of pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Main topics include: physiologic and metabolic adaptations of pregnancy and lactation, maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, composition of human milk and formula, feeding practices of infants and toddlers, and the nutrient requirements of infants, children, and adolescents. At the conclusion of this course, Participants will have gained a sufficient foundation in maternal and child nutrition to better understand the relevant scientific literature. 

 

Objective:

The objective of the Maternal and Child Nutrition course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to address the nutritional needs of mothers and children. The course aims to raise awareness about the importance of optimal nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood, and to provide participants with evidence-based strategies for improving maternal and child nutrition. By the end of the course, participants should be able to implement effective nutrition interventions, support healthy feeding practices, and contribute to the reduction of malnutrition in mothers and children.

 

Organizational Benefits:

Organizations that send their staff to attend the Maternal and Child Nutrition course can expect several benefits, including:

  1. Improved health outcomes: By addressing the nutritional needs of mothers and children, organizations can contribute to better health outcomes, reduce the risk of malnutrition and associated health problems, and enhance the overall well-being of individuals and communities.
  2. Enhanced maternal and child care: The course equips participants with the knowledge to provide appropriate nutrition counseling and support to mothers and children, leading to improved maternal and child care services within the organization.
  3. Compliance with nutrition guidelines: Organizations can ensure compliance with national and international nutrition guidelines by training their staff in maternal and child nutrition, promoting evidence-based practices, and aligning their programs with recognized standards.
  4. Community engagement and empowerment: Organizations can engage with communities and empower caregivers by disseminating accurate nutrition information and promoting healthy nutrition behaviors. This can lead to increased community participation and ownership of nutrition initiatives.
  5. Collaboration and partnerships: Through the course, participants can establish networks and collaborations with other professionals and organizations working in the field of maternal and child nutrition. This facilitates knowledge exchange, resource sharing, and potential partnerships for future projects.

Duration:

5 days

 

Who Should Attend:

The Maternal and Child Nutrition course is designed for professionals working in the field of healthcare, nutrition, public health, and community development. The target audience includes:

  1. Nutritionists and dietitians
  2. Public health professionals
  3. Healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, midwives)
  4. Community health workers
  5. Program managers and coordinators
  6. Researchers and academicians in the field of nutrition
  7. Policy makers and government officials
  8. Non-governmental organization (NGO) staff involved in maternal and child health programs

 

  

Module 1: BACKGROUND INFORMATION  

•                     Situation analysis  

•                     Nutrition status of women and children  

•                     Infant feeding practices  

•                     Policy guideline on maternal, infant and young child nutrition 

•                     protecting iycf through the regulation of the marketing of infant feeding products  

•                     supporting miycn through maternity protection  

•                     Purpose of the maternal infant and young child nutrition guidelines goal objectives  

•                     guiding principles  

•                     Scope of the miycn guidelines 

Module 2: MATERNAL NUTRITION  

•      General information 

•      Specific Objectives  

•      Key issues and Justification 

•      Policy Guidelines, recommendations and key messages  

Module 3: INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD NUTRITION   

•      General information  

•      Specific Objectives  

•      Key Issues and justification  

•      Policy guidelines, recommendations and key messages 

Module 4: INFANT FEEDING IN THE CONTEXT OF HIV AND AIDS 

•                     Introduction  

•                     Specific objectives  

•                     Key issues and justification  

•                     Policy guidelines, recommendations and key messages 

•                     National operational guidelines for health workers  

Module 5: INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING IN DIFFICULT  AND SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES  

•                     Policy guidelines, recommendations  

•                     Hospitalized infants and children during and after illness  

•                     Malnourished children  

•                     Orphans and children separated from their mothers  

•                     Infants and young children in emergency situations  

•                     Infants of adolescent mothers  

•                     Children in daycare and early childhood centers and other institutions  

•                     Children with disabilities and special needs  

•                     Maternal, infant and young child nutrition 

Module 6: NUTRITION ASSESSMENT, COUNSELING AND SUPPORT   

•      General Information  

•      Specific Objective  

•      Nutrition assessment  

•      Maternal nutrition assessment  

•      Growth Monitoring and Promotion  

•      Nutritional counseling  

•      Nutritional Support and follow-up  

Module 7: MATERNAL, INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD NUTRITION (MIYCN)  COMMUNITY LINKAGES  

•      Strategies for strengthening nutrition support and care for mothers, infants and children  at community level  

•      Follow-up  

•      Referral  

•      Networking/Linkages  

Module 8: Micronutrients and Malnutrition 

•        Basic Principles of micronutrients 

•        Water, minerals, trace elements 

•        Fat soluble vitamins and health 

•        Water soluble vitamins and health 

•        The global burden of micronutrient malnutrition 

•        Global solutions to micronutrient deficiencies 

•        Insight in the future of Nutritional Science  

Module 9: IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATION  

•                     Implementation of the miycn guideline  

•                     Capacity building  

•                     Advocacy, communication and social mobilization  

•                     Care and support  

•                     Counseling and follow-up  

•                     Integration, coordination and collaboration  

•                     strengthening growth monitoring and promotion (gmp)  

•                     including screening and referral  

•                     Resource mobilization  

•                     Roles and responsibilities  

•                     Monitoring and evaluation  

•                     Data collection, reporting, management and use  

•                     Monitoring and evaluation 

 

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

·         Website:www.fdc-k.org

 

 

 

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